Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.

With that, Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has been in the news for being a victim of Domestic violence, she recently gave an interview stating what happened, why she stayed in the marriage and also clarified all the allegations against her by her husband.

The Edo state actress, said in the interview that she not going to speak on the issue anymore. Although she posted a gratitude message on her social media page

To all those who sent me DMs, to check up on me, those who sent me prayers, words of encouragement, I say a big THANK YOU!
To all those who wrote beautiful comments, to encourage me I say THANK YOU!…… my colleagues who called, I say THANK YOU….. my ex publicist turned blood sister  you are a blessing I love you FAITH…….. Samuel Olatunji  thank you Big Sam….My Egbon Tunde Moshood thank you!……. I just can’t stop thanking y’all…… God surrounded me with beautiful souls!……. Challenges are sure to come our ways but how we deal with them is what defines us……”